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Nike Hydac


American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Nike + 1 x Hydac

Failures: 1. Success Rate: 98.85%. First Fail Date: 1976-08-21. Last Fail Date: 1976-08-21.

Gross mass: 900 kg (1,980 lb).
Height: 9.10 m (29.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.42 m (1.37 ft).
Thrust: 217.00 kN (48,783 lbf).
Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).
First Launch: 1966.09.20.
Last Launch: 1983.06.16.
Number: 98 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Nike Single stage vehicles consisting first of just the Nike booster were initially fired in the course of development of the Nike-Ajax surface-to-air missile. Later it was used occasionally as a sounding rocket, but much more often as the boost stage of a multi-stage sounding rocket. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Aerojet American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Aerojet, Sacramento, CA, USA. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • White Sands White Sands Missile Range occupies an area 160 x 65 km in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, across the Sacramento Mountain range from Roswell. In the 1930's, Robert Goddard, after surveying weather conditions and population densities, had selected Roswell for his pioneering rocket tests. White Sands, a true desert area, was even more unpopulated than Roswell. German advances in rocketry during World War II impelled the US Army to begin programs to exploit this technology. The White Sands Proving Ground was established for testing German and American long-range rockets on 9 July 1945. Seven days later the first atomic bomb was exploded at Trinity Site, near the north boundary of the range. The first launch of a Tiny Tim rocket was on 26 September 1945. On 11 October a Tiny Tim boosted a WAC Corporal rocket from the tower. This was the first use of Launch Complex 33, later to be used for V-2, Nike, Viking, Corporal, Lance and Multiple Launch Rocket System testing. More...
  • Poker Flat Sounding rocket launch site. In use from 1969 to present. Poker Flat Rocket Range (PFRR) contains five major launch pads. Pads 1 and 2 each have a 7.5K launcher, pads 3 and 4 each contain 20K MRL launchers, and pad 5 contains a 4K twin boom launcher. Pad 3 is equipped with a moveable launcher enclosure which can be used to protect a rocket on pad 3 and workers from the severe winter weather. More...
  • Kwajalein The US military base located on this Pacific island group has major tracking facilities and is near the impact area for dummy warheads fired by ICBM's from Vandenberg AFB. It is a key test location for anti-ballistic missile systems. More...
  • Cassino Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 27 launches in 1966, reaching up to 297 kilometers altitude. More...
  • White Sands LC33 Wac, Viking, V-2, Nike, Javelin, Hermes, Corporal, Atlas, Apache launch complex. LC 33 was the United States' first major rocket launch facility. The original Army Launch Area 1 complex consisted of a blockhouse, several concrete launching pads for captured German V-2 rockets, a 30-m tall launch tower for Aerobee rockets, a gantry and blast pit. More...
  • North Truro Nike-Hydac launch site located at North Truro Air Force Station on Cape Cod, used 1969-1970. More...
  • Kwajalein RN Tomahawk Sandia, Terrier, Super Chief, Sergeant, Nike, Honest John, Cajun, Black Brant, Asp, DOT launch complex. Roi-Namur Island More...
  • White Sands LC36 Terrier, Redstone, Nike, Little Joe II, Honest John, Black Brant, Storm, Aries, Apollo LES launch complex. Originally designated Army Launch Area 2, LC36 was later a LC36 was a NASA facility that supported tests of the Apollo Launch Escape System. It was also used to launch NASA sounding rocket missions. The complex included a blockhouse, launch control equipment, and launchers with environmental shelters. These launchers included:
    • An 11-m rail with 3600 kg capacity
    • A 15-m rail with 11,000 kg capacity
    • A 50-m tower with 3600 kg capacity
    • A 1.2-m diameter stool with 23,000 kg capacity
    • A 9-m rail with 7000 kg capacity.
    More...

Associated Stages
  • HJ Nike Nike-3 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 599/256 kg. Thrust 195.60 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 195 seconds. The average sea level thrust of the Nike rocket motor was 190.3 kN. The interstage adapter was bolted to the front of the Nike and consisted of a conical shaped adapter which slip-fit into the second stage nozzle, thus providing for drag separation at Nike burnout. Each Nike fin was 0.45 square meters in area. Normally, the fins were canted to provide a two revolutions per second spin rate at Nike burnout. More...

Nike Hydac Chronology


1966 September 20 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-38.
  • Mk 12 STV - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 September 27 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-39.
  • Mk 12 STV - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 October 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-40.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 October 25 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-41.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 November 5 - . 14:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac Cert. Round.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac D-4.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 15:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac D-11.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 15:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac D-13.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1966 November 15 - . 13:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1966 November 22 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STV SR-43 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STV SR-44 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 January 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STV SR-45 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 January 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STV SR-46 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 January 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STV SR-47 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 March 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 March 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • STV SR-48 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 July 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 September 21 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-059.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1967 October 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-061.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1967 October 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-062.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1967 December 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-069.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 August 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-071.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 September 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-072.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 September 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-073.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 September 5 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-074.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 Oct - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-076.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 October 17 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac 9.5-68-4-604.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 October 22 - . 14:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac 9.5-68-5-604.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1968 October 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV SR-077.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1969 January 14 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV 75.
  • SR-06 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV 82.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV 83.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 27 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV 84.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 March 4 - . 04:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC1. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac SECEDE R3.
  • JUNIPER Barium release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF; DARPA. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi).

1969 March 5 - . 04:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC1. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac SECEDE R4.
  • ELM Barium release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF; DARPA. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi).

1969 March 11 - . 14:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC1. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac SECEDE R5.
  • IRONWOOD Ba Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1969 June 4 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV 86.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 July 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac Ballistic round.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 July 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV 88.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 July 30 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac Ballistic round.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 July 30 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV 89.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 September 24 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV 90.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 October 22 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV 91.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 December - . Launch Site: North Truro. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • USAF Nike-Hydac launches from Cape Cod - . Nation: USA. USAF Sat Cat: 1 . Under the code name Have Horn, a sounding rocket launcher and associated equipment was installed at North Truro Air Force Station on Cape Cod. A series of Nike-Hydac sounding rockets were fired to test MIT sensors. Launches continued until early 1970, after which all equipment was air-lifted back to Holloman AFB. Wayne O. Mattson was launch control officer for this exercise.

1970 March 12 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV 92.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1970 April 3 - . 09:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac GI-SF6.
  • Sodium hexaflouride Aurora / chemical release mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1970 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1970 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1970 August 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1970 August 28 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac STV 96.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1972 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1972 December 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 February 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 October 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1974 February 19 - . 07:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac NH74-1.
  • ICECAP 74A Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL; DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1974 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1974 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1974 June 18 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DASA HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1974 July 19 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac.
  • Low Light TV Technology mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAMSO. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1974 October 17 - . 10:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac EX 407.41-1.
  • PRECEDE (HARSES?) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1975 March 6 - . 03:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DNA IC507.11-1A.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 March 6 - . 06:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DNA IC507.11-3.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 March 10 - . 09:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DNA IC507.11-2A.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 June 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1976 March 26 - . 13:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DNA IC607.11-2C.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF; DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1976 March 30 - . 12:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac NSF.
  • Barium release Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NSF. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1976 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1976 July 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1976 August 21 - . 03:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac GL A11.605. FAILURE: Failure.
  • TREP ABRES Density Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

1976 August 31 - . 03:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac GL A11.408-1.
  • TREP SAMSO 1202-B Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1977 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1977 April 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1977 May 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1977 May 18 - . 13:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein RN. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac GL A11.712-1.
  • ABRES Density / TDV-1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1977 September 1 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac HARSES.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1978 April 5 - . 11:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac GL A11.712-3.
  • DENSITY sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 26 km (16 mi).

1978 April 5 - . 12:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac GL A11.712-4.
  • DENSITY sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1978 October 26 - . 09:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DNA IC807.15-1.
  • SWIR DYNAMICS Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 122 km (75 mi).

1978 October 26 - . 09:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DNA IR807.57-1.
  • ENERGY Auroral Infrared mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

1983 June 16 - . 06:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac GL A11.074.
  • STATE Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 134 km (83 mi).

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